• Reservoir
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    Reservoir: A Dazzling Rainwater Collecting Installation

    Situated in a clearing within an Italian forest, the installation from John Grade, Reservoir, appears like a chandelier glistening among the pine trees. Reservoir is featured in the Arte Sella Sculpture Park in Borgo Valsugana and is made up of five thousand clear droplets each of which is delicately attached to translucent nets, supported by tree trunks. On designing Reservoir, John Grade studied the Park’s ecosystem, carefully planning the installation in harmony with the surrounding landscape. “I became most interested in the way rain falls through this grove of trees, the canopy delaying the droplet’s journey to the ground as well as how quiet and sheltered the forest was during…

  • Mural
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    Dutch artists paint mural bookcase on an apartment building

    There are still those who think that painting a mural on building walls is an act of vandalism when, it may be, just the opposite, a way to educate and brighten the lives of all the residents of a city. The murals are part of the whole world of street art and the urban interventions that fascinate me; they embellish the gray urban landscape and create impressive optical effects. The art of the Dutch artist Jan Is De Man has a clear objective, that of creating community and interconnecting the people who live in small urban centers. With his creations he tries to capture fantasies with which everyone can identify;…

  • Maarten Baas
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    Maarten Baas and his human clocks

    The Dutch artist Maarten Baas produces works that stand at a crossroads between visual art, performance and design, creating manual clocks that are erased and redrawn from time to time. In pieces such as Grandfather Clock and Schiphol Clock, Baas enters to the structure of temporary devices, functioning as the human mechanism of his works. In other pieces of his series Real Time is helped by another artist to create 12-hour movies, like a trash line swept perpetually that doubles as the hands of a clock. Maarten Baas began his time-based series in 2009, at the Salone Del Mobile in Milan, Italy, and is currently exhibiting a piece in the…

  • Daku
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    Daku fills the streets of India with poems

    It could be a metaphor, but no, the Indian artist Daku used sunlight to fill the streets of India with poems. Panjim, capital of Goa, southwest India, has been the place chosen for this intervention that is becoming visible as the abundant light of the region makes its appearance every day. A hanging fishing net with the inverted letters incorporated makes it possible for the sun to filter through it and project the texts on the ground. “Time works wonders“, “Time moves“, “Time flies over us, but leaves behind its shadow“, “Time fades“, “Time is an illusion” are some of the phrases that pedestrians they are on their way down…

  • Little library
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    An old tree as a library

    Sharalee Armitage Howard, artist and former bookbinder had a great idea when she had no choice but to be forced to cut a 110-year-old poplar from her garden because of its deteriorated condition: a little library inside. It took inspiration from the nonprofit organization, Little Free Library, and Sharalee thought they could create a unique space in the trunk of the tree. She and her family in Idaho (USA), excited, began by sculpting it from the inside, to then put a shelf and finish decorating it with a small roof and a glass-like door that gives a magical, fairy tale and that allows passers-by take a free book home or…

  • Russian Dudnikova Eugeniya
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    Russian artist paints fairytale artworks onto tree trunks

    Although street art can be found in virtually any cityscape these days, Russian artist Eugenia Dudnikova is taking her art back to nature. Dudnikova takes advantage of the serenity of nature as inspiration. The heart of the trees is the blank canvas of this artist to create art. Using acrylic paints, transforms free spaces into real museums. She feels the need to return art to the art that nature gives us. The Russian artist leaves delicate paintings in the small spaces without bark that are found in the trunks of the trees. His tiny surreal images, inspired by children’s literature, as well as being respectful of the nature he loves…

  • Thomas Dambo
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    Thomas Dambo and his wooden giants in Copenhagen

    Thomas Dambo is a Danish sculptor who works with recycled materials. In the last 3 years he has created some 25 great sculptures recycled and distributed all over the world. He made 6 giants and hid them in his hometown in Copenhagen, Denmark. The sculptures are found in some of their favorite places in the city, where people do not go often, away from the usual paths. The sculptures can be found using a treasure map or a poem stuck in a stone near each sculpture. These give clues to find the different giants. He created all the sculptures with recycled wood. Mostly, with 600 old pallets, a broken shed,…

  • Benjamin Von Wong
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    “Strawpocalypse”: Benjamin Von Wong and his 168 thousand straws recycled

    Recycling, apart from being absolutely necessary for reasons that we all know, is quite an art, in the broadest sense of the phrase; if, in addition, it becomes art, it has an added value. Von Wong Can you think of a better way of raising awareness and thinking than flooding the retinas and beauty minds? Benjamin Von Wong, can. The restless mind of photographer and creative Benjamin Von Wong had to think about the idea of exposing a global problem, and making a sculptural art coexist in an impressive intervention of more than three meters and made with 168,000 recycled straws. Benjamin Von Wong has dedicated his career to sending…

  • Ivan Aivazovsky
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    Ivan Aivazovsky and the fascinating force of the sea

    “The sea is my life“. Ivan Aivazovsky (1817 – 1900) was a Russian who was always in love with the sea. His paintings speak of the infinite ocean. From a calm sea off the coast, to a sea raging in the middle of a storm. From the serenity of a beach at night to the despair of a battle on the high seas. One of the most beautiful features of the sea is that it is never the same. It is a mysterious, vast and solitary mass of water that changes with every light, with every wind. We can contemplate it with a deep blue color on a summer day…

  • Philip Barlow
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    Philip Barlow shows us what is to be miope

    If we have never needed glasses in our lives, we probably are not even aware of how little or how many people see the world, due to myopia, astigmatism, and others. I have myopia, but not much, really. The South African painter Philip Barlow has created a series of hyperrealistic paintings that show how short-sighted people see without glasses everything that surrounds them. We can barely make out the shapes in the paintings at first glance, everything looks blurry. But every short-sighted person will agree that this is the world when you take off your glasses. That uncomfortable feeling of being on the beach, getting out of the water, and…